Sarah Bird is the author of nine novels. The latest, “Above the East China Sea,” was published by Alfred A. Knopf for a May 2014 release. About Bird’s latest work, Mary Wertsch wrote: “Sarah Bird, a brilliant and accomplished novelist, has topped herself with this uncommonly powerful, beautifully rendered novel. 'Above the East China Sea' is a compelling tale of love, loss, and desperate search for closure, wrapped in a gripping mystery…”
Sarah Bird has been selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers series; a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship; New York Public Library's 25 Books to Remember list; Elle Magazine Reader's Prize; People Magazine's Page Turners; Library Journal's Best Novels; and a National Magazine Silver Award for her columns in Texas Monthly. She has been chosen Best Austin Author four times by the readers of the Austin Chronicle; is in the Texas Literary Hall of Fame; and received the Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction from the Austin Library Foundation. In 2013 she was selected to be The University of Texas' Libraries Distinguished Author speaker, and was featured on NPR's The Moth Radio Hour.
Sarah has written screenplays for Paramount, CBS, Warner Bros, National Geographic, ABC, TNT, Hemdale Studio, and several independent producers. Sarah's screen adaptation of her sixth novel,The Flamenco Academy, is currently in development as well as two original screenplays. She has contributed articles to The New York Times, Salon, O Magazine, and is a columnist for Texas Monthly. Sarah, who moved all over the world growing up with her air force family, lives in Austin, Texas.
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